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I Suffer From Clinical Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 116 People

    What Your Psych Doesn't Want You To Know

    Google "tms", it's a treatment that actually will make the psychs as obsolute as blood letting. Face it, any other kind of doctor that "treats" a patient for 5 or 10 years with no effect is a quack.
    mrmoose1947 mrmoose1947 66-70, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    All My Life

    i have suffered from depression all of my life, or at least as long as i can remember. always sad, never able to fit in, held myself back as not to stand out, hated being singled out, on and on i could go. but until i hit bottom did i admit i needed help. it did help/hurt? that...
    icanthide icanthide 31-35, M 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    I thought I had this under control.

    I really did. But sum things snapped and I don't know what or why. I feel rational and my mind seem clear but I have this overwhelming desire to die. I have been planning when, when and how. I want to give my mom a great christmas and new year. Them my 1st lot of holiday...
    freakyfish36 freakyfish36 26-30 Nov 15, 2014

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    Not Sure How Much Longer I Can Live Like This

    I have been depressed since I was a child. There have been moments when I have felt ok but for the most part I am beyond unhappy. I am a wife and mother to two girls both almost adults now and if it werent for the girls I believe I would have checked out long ago. My husband...
    jemslost jemslost 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    My Battle With Clinical Depression

    By way of introduction, my name is Dave Kanofsky and I had suffered from the adult symptoms of clinical depression for thirty-five years. In 2007, thanks to a combination of the right medication and years of talk therapy, my symptoms were under complete control but my financial...
    daveyboy54 daveyboy54 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2011

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    Since Before I Could Admit It

    i have suffered with this nasty disease since long before i would ever admit it.i guess since Viet Nam.....They call it PTSD now adays.....back then we just didn't talk about it..but going through life with no outside help...no meds...no intricate knowledge of what was really...
    russb811 russb811 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    I Was Miserable and Still Am...

    I'm 24 years old and I had my son at a young age.. at 16. I alwaIys felt alone and empty, always wanted to run away from home even at the age of 10. Abusive father made it worst with his drinking. I hated walking to school alone or when I came from school I had to walk...
    s0empty s0empty 22-25 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    Clinical Depression

    Clinical depression,Not good,Suffer from time to time,Wish I didn’t,Life would be easier, But somehow,Don’t know how,I get by.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    Downward Spiral

    I am 57 years of age, and have been dealing with major depressive episodes for decades.  I have moved umpteen times, worked at countless jobs, and failed miserably at maintaining long-term relationships.  Medications have helped to relieve the worst symptoms, tho they cannot...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella 56-60 5 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I Am Diagnosed With Depression Forgotton Childhood Left To Be Abused By Both My Parents............

    When I was a child and that is a long time ago now, I never had affection. I grew up with a mother who was mentally unstable and wasn't able to give me what I needed I lacked stability Love and care. often she would abuse me physically and I cut myself off from reality. and day...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Most of My Life

     i really didn`t know what was matter with me.i just stayed sad.then when i was in my 20`s i decided to try getting help.but,all they know is pills.i tried taking them.i started gaining weight fast,really fast.i gained 12 lbs in one month.and it just kept piling on.within...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Sep 26, 2009

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    New Research Regarding Depression

    Hello all, I am a fellow depressive. I am a pretty motivated person, so I did a lot of research on my own because the doctors didn't really help me all that much. 8 years later, I got it figured out. Now, I just wanna make sure that everyone else knows what I know, so they can...
    UV4D UV4D 26-30 Apr 28, 2008

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    Ok Ok I Admit It.

    Confession time. I suffer from depression. I should be on meds but i refuse to take em because I don't believe in it. And I won't take em. Ever.
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    I Suffer From Depression and I Take Meds...

    Too often other ppl judge ppl who take meds for depression... It is an illness like any other... Meds are not happy pills they do not change ur personality... Instead they make u stable enough or healthy enough in that they allow the nervous system and the chemicals in ur body to...
    harps21 harps21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    diagnosed at about the age of 15

    if I'm remembering correctly ( i'm 31 now) . I'm doing a lot better than in my teens and early 20s( suicidal thoughts but no self harm or suicide attempts). Even though I am doing better, I I still struggle with the feelings of not wanting to do anything, wondering what the...
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Joy, joy! I am soooo happy today! Not. Life stinks. I hate depression soooooooooo freaking much.
    DrPepperFanatic97 DrPepperFanatic97 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    If I had one wish; I would wish for everyone to have a good life. To not have to worry about paying their next bill, or to go out or stay in, or to deal with any negatively...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I really need a friend or someone to vent to right now :(
    lanadorkhas lanadorkhas 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I can't tell if my medications aren't working anymore or if it's just something that's going to pass soon. I'm scared to feel like I did before. 2 years out of school already, I...
    lanadorkhas lanadorkhas 16-17, F Dec 27, 2014

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    My dream is to prove everyone wrong. My goal is for everyone's eyes to be wide open with their expressions on their faces full of surprise and their mouths wide open. I'll...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    its terrible to suffer from anxiety and depression....i have social phobia and a huge depression.
    dragonshine dragonshine 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I am tired. I grew up in a disfunctional middle class family. My mother is manic depressive bipolar, and my dad dealt with his problems by working and drinking. I never understood...
    EnglishBrand EnglishBrand 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I don't know how to explain how I am currently feeling. I suffer from OCD and depression but I have never felt quite so bad in my life. I feel as if I am surrounded by blackness. I...
    nathancrofton nathancrofton 18-21, M Dec 31, 2014

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    This is a pretty sensitive topic for me to talk about, a few days ago i realized that i need all the help i can get. I feel like i started daydreaming when i moved here and people...
    jennixlo jennixlo 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Every since i was very small ive suffered from migraines ! They cause my right eye to swell completly shut and sometimes ive even passed out ! I feel one comming on ... I wouldnt...
    dizzyupthegirl1 dizzyupthegirl1 31-35, F Jan 1

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    Panic attacks and agoraphobia are the worst things ever. This has really hindered my life. . Anyone else suffer from panic attacks? What awful symptoms and after-symptoms do you...
    EmiKuma EmiKuma 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Hi I'm In my early 30's and I have suffered from HS since 1997. It started in my armpits in which I had a surgery to remove my sweat glands in 2000. I had no more problems under...
    SocialButterfly1980 SocialButterfly1980 31-35, F Jan 8

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    And its getting worse, I know people are going through the same thing I am but well.... I made my own fantasy world and I go to it every day its mostly involves anime because I...
    pinkkitten100 pinkkitten100 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    A time before I was truly depressed, I was worried about depression. I thought I was happy, bubbly, I liked living. Those moments where I would stare in the bathroom mirror with an...
    BridieNM BridieNM 13-15, F Jan 1

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    I really need to talk to someone and just vent. I feel like my depression has completely taken over. I don't feel the same anymore. I use to be so happy, funny, loving and caring...
    ArtisticLife ArtisticLife 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Been struggle with depression since i was 15,now i am 29.I was in and out of mental hospital 4 times.Therapists and psychiatrists didn't help. Those medications only turn me into a...
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    It doesn't help anymore. "I want my death to mean something" don't ignore depression? It's what we all do isn't it though? Why not thought let it run its course and see what...
    Callistowed Callistowed 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    The anxiety started when I was like 11 and from there it progressed to depression. I didn't know how to cope with it so when it kept getting worse I then got OCD. The OCD is...
    bregood bregood 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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    hello I just feel like posting today bout the fact im still very depressed. I have meds for the depression. I takke them I just dont know why or what's wrong.. I feeel okay most...
    Lookingupalways Lookingupalways 26-30, F Jan 5

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    3:20 a.m. Depression is overwhelming me right now... I feel alone.. Severe migraine. Feel like my head is gonna explode!!! Can't sleep... I think my sister in law is mad at me...
    DrPepperFanatic97 DrPepperFanatic97 16-17, F Dec 26, 2014

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    It started 5 years ago. Little by little, I started to drown. That is what depression feels like. Drowning. No matter how hard you try to keep your head above the water, you get...
    SummerOf22 SummerOf22 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I haven't slept in 3 days but lately I sleep 4 am sometimes at 5 am because I can't sleep I don't know if it's over thinking or my stress or depression idk
    yalzaga yalzaga 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Not too long ago, I read my first article on maladaptive daydreaming and immediately realized that it was the "quirk" in my brain that I'd never exactly found a fitting term for...
    shemeantyonoharm991 shemeantyonoharm991 22-25, F Jan 1

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    Important notice: Don't take anything of what you read here as medical advice. I'm not a doctor, but simply a person affected by this thing since almost when I was born, so all...
    mat4 mat4 18-21, M Jan 10

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    In 2014 I have been fighting depression. Towards the end of the year I've been healing from it. But through the whole process I've developed social anxiety. I didn't realize how...
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I'm not sure what to do anymore. My husband has two slipped discs and sciatica and I'm slowly losing patience and compassion for him. We have been married for almost 10 years and...
    freckledlady freckledlady 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have been depressed off and on since I was 14 and I am now 20. most of the time I have no reason to be so sad. I just get so down and get anxiety. Sadly things like this run in...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    For most of my life I've experienced this feeling of anxiety, panic, mania, and depression all in full swing... There never seems to be a break between the emotions.They all come...
    behindthesegemineyes behindthesegemineyes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Four years ago, I dated a girl named Alissa. We had just met a month earlier, but had gotten extremely close within that short amount of time. I fell in love with her too fast and...
    mariahtaylor0 mariahtaylor0 16-17, T Jan 2

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    so basically I was always really imaginative as a child I don't remember doing it as a kid cause I was very active and into sports and I also used to write a lot of stories. then...
    myownconsultant myownconsultant 16-17, F Jan 6

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    Hi! I've been married for 16 yrs to a man who has suffered chronic pain for 32yrs of his 44yrs of life. We now have 2 children 8 and almost 5. There are days like today I want to...
    mariahswind mariahswind 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I live in a share house sort of thing, this random guy moved in and he's incredibly demented. He lives in the room across the hall from me, here it is summer and he sits on his bed...
    whatsnewpussycat whatsnewpussycat 18-21 Dec 30, 2014

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